Legislative Issues & Action

APA-RI collaborates with the RI League of Cities and Towns, Grow Smart RI, the Rhode Island Builder’s Association, and other organizations to carefully monitor and advocate for well-crafted legislation that affects all areas of community planning. Our Legislative Committee is generally comprised of ten to twelve individuals and is also supported by other interested Chapter members.

Want to get involved? 
We're always looking for new members for the Legislative Committee! We meet virtually on the third Tuesday of every month at 9AM from January through June.

Please contact Jane Weidman with any questions about joining the committee: jweidman at charlestownri dot org

Here are some resources for planners regarding the many changes required as a result of the 2023 legislative session:

2023 Land Use Legislation Memo to municipal planners

2023 Legislative Session Presentation to Planners

Outreach to State Legislature

On January 28, 2021, the Legislative Committee mailed out a letter and brochure to all members of the RI General Assembly introducing them to APA RI, our legislative principles, and how we and our members can be of service. We hope this will be a first of many steps to more proactively cultivate relationships with our state legislators.

APA-RI 2021 Letter to Legislators

APA-RI Legislative Brochure

Legislative Documents
The documents below include APA-RI’s legislative principles and a summary of the bills passed during the 2020 session.  Due to the shortened Covid 19 impacted session, there were no bills passed of direct interest to the Legislative Committee, i.e. bills relating to land use and housing.  Also see below the  direct link to the RI General Assembly.

"Better Land Use 2021"- APA-RI white paper 

Legislative Principles - Final.pdf

 Enacted text is available on the General Assembly’s website, arranged by bill number. 

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